Our History

2018
December 13, 2018

State of the art outdoor rink opens at Camp Manitou

State of the art outdoor rink opens at Camp Manitou

The TNYF officially opened a state of the art covered rink, funded in part by the Industry Growth Fund, an initiative of the NHL and National Hockey League Players’ Association, that will help to grow the game of hockey in our community.

June 29, 2018

First class of WJHA graduates

First class of WJHA graduates

The 2017-18 school year marked a significant milestone as the WJHA’s goal of using hockey as a vehicle to help students graduate was realized when 12 students who have journeyed through the entire WJHA program, beginning with the Lil’ Moose, made up the first class of program graduates.

January 30, 2018

Inaugural P11 Summit

Inaugural P11 Summit

More than 3,000 students gathered for a celebration of youth empowerment and well-being at the inaugural P11 Summit held at the Burton Cummings Theatre. Through celebrity guests and musicians, the summit created a wider forum for exposure to P11’s speakers, role models, and messages.

2016
October 9, 2016

True North Youth Foundation

True North Youth Foundation

The Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation formally changes its name to the True North Youth Foundation. The change in name reflects the commitment to youth programming, anchored and supported by True North, its board, employees, and partners.

2014
January 9, 2014

WJTNF Assumes Operations Of Camp Manitou

WJTNF Assumes Operations Of Camp Manitou

The Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation entered into a long-term lease and operating agreement, assuming the operations of Camp Manitou, a 28-acre oasis of trees and greenspace, offering a camp experience to Manitoba youth. Since taking on responsibility for Camp Manitou, the foundation has invested in refurbishing/restoring existing facilities and building new amenities.

2012
February 9, 2012

Project 11 Is Launched

Project 11 Is Launched

Honouring the life of Rick Rypien, Project 11 is launched. Rypien was a former Manitoba Moose player and contracted Winnipeg Jets player who sadly passed just prior to the inaugural Jets season in Winnipeg. Picking up on Rypien’s desire to help youth dealing with mental health issues, Project 11 was developed in partnership with the Province of Manitoba and Healthy Child Manitoba. The mental health awareness initiative is a curriculum based education and support program, promoting mental health for students in grades 5 to 8.

2011
September 9, 2011

Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation Is Established

Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation Is Established

With the return of NHL hockey to Winnipeg, the MMYF transitions to become the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation. That same season the Lil’ Moose Hockey Program evolves into the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy, which in 2011 had grown to serve and accommodate 650 student-athletes attending the 30-week program.

2007
September 9, 2007

MMYF Launches The Lil’ Moose Hockey Program

MMYF Launches The Lil’ Moose Hockey Program

The MMYF launches its first self-programmed activity, beginning humbly with 30 children involved in the Lil’ Moose Hockey Program. The hockey/play-based program was designed to promote school attendance, academic progress, and a sense of community to underserved youth throughout schools in Winnipeg.

2004
August 9, 2004

Official Charity Of The Manitoba Moose Hockey Club

Official Charity Of The Manitoba Moose Hockey Club

With the opening of the MTS Centre, the MMYF remains the official charity of the Manitoba Moose Hockey Club, and the charity of choice for the MTS Centre. The MMYF continued to fundraise and distribute grants to worthy recipient charities in Manitoba.

1996
October 9, 1996

Manitoba Moose Yearling Foundation Is Founded

Manitoba Moose Yearling Foundation Is Founded

The Manitoba Moose Yearling Foundation (MMYF) is founded and created to facilitate community involvement among players, coaches, board members, and Manitoba Moose employees. The MMYF raised funds through a variety of activities, and supported registered charities, with a focus on youth and active living.


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